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Saudi Students In US Seek Segregation By Gender On Facebook

dpolak Re:This again? (353 comments)

I don't think anyone thinks they did anything wrong. I for one just roll my eyes at the oppression brought to women in the extremist Muslim faith followers. It's funny, actually not, when you go out shopping and you see a Muslim family there. It's 95F outside, she's covered from head to toe in black with only her eyes showing and he's walking around in flip flops, sandals, short sleeve T-shirt and shorts. The BS part about it is that he is enforcing the law on her but he is bucking it. Being clean shaven with no beard and also not showing the supposed modesty he is supposed to be under their religion.

It's all about oppression and the women go along with it to avoid harm.

My 2 cents, knock my status down I don't care because it's the truth.

more than 3 years ago
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Twitter Hit With Second Worm In a Week

dpolak NoScript (97 comments)

If only everyone used Firefox and had NoScript installed. This would never happen. Then again it's tedious with always granting access to the pages you want buy what value do you put on security?

about 4 years ago
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VMware Looks To Acquire Novell's SUSE Unit

dpolak Great news (161 comments)

This is great news! VMWare is growing and a fantastic product as is SuSE but Novell just couldn't do the job and didn't have the funds. I would love to see what VMWare's budget can do for SuSE.

more than 4 years ago
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Canadian Government Muzzling Scientists

dpolak Re:Shame (352 comments)

God forbid he ever gets a majority government!

It's unfortunate, there isn't a single party worth voting for. We're fucked with whatever one we do get. Liberal, NDP, Conservative, then there is the Bloc who's only point of existence is to destroy Canada. How they ever became a national party is beyond me!

Time to move!!

more than 4 years ago
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75% Use Same Password For Social Media & Email

dpolak The Minions (278 comments)

The average Joe has no clue or concept of security or the capabilities of hackers. They usually set a really easy password and use it everywhere.

This will not stop until there are technologies that can determine that the link you are clicking on in the e-mail is not the site you are intending to go to. To ask a standard user to use Thunderbird or another product that shows the hyperlink when you put your mouse over it is naive.

As long as there is a lot of money to be made hacking into the minion's PCs it will continue on. Hopefully they will be educated in school and over time it diminishes, but they are quite resourceful, the hackers are.

more than 4 years ago
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China To Close 2,000 Factories In Energy Crackdown

dpolak Re:So who will be the next China? (242 comments)

I'm not sure how much it will slow their growth. As China is a communist country, they can dump the necessary resources needed to build these new facilities fast and efficiently before the old ones are shut down. The companies that are affected are not really bound to the same economic restraints that Western companies have with capital, land appropriation, permits, etc.

Just my thoughts, but knowing the way the communist governments work this is likely how they approach this. They do not want any affect to their economy and still prove to the rest of the world that they are responsible and a good choice for future investments in manufacturing work.

more than 4 years ago
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Gene Mutation Caused 2009 H1N1 Virus Spread

dpolak Re:And something that should be noted (158 comments)

Basically it was a cash cow for the pharmaceutical companies, and all those related to it. You can't go to a single place without finding those darn sterilizing alcohol gels.

How did we survive as kids with all those nasty germs around! Hype and FUD from these companies that only endanger us in the long run.

more than 4 years ago
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Sentence Spacing — 1 Space or 2?

dpolak Space - Plural (814 comments)

Two spaces, atleast that is what i was taught in school.

Could be one of the only things I remembered from back then... ;-)

more than 4 years ago
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Jailbreaking iPhone Now Legal

dpolak Re:Now Only If This Would Happen In... (423 comments)

Canada is currently working on a law that makes service providers and manufactures provide unlock codes when a phone is purchased outright and/or when a contract is complete. This is at the customer's request and at no additional fee.

We may just see it happen in the Great White North!

more than 4 years ago
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Jailbreaking iPhone Now Legal

dpolak Re:hooray (423 comments)

Now if they can only make a law that providers must unlock the phones at the users request if purchased outright or after the contracts grace period.

That, plus this legal change, would be amazing!

more than 4 years ago
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Rogers Shrinks Download Limits As Netflix Arrives

dpolak Re:You Know (281 comments)

In Canada ISPs can share the same backbone as Rogers, Bell, etc.

My friend moved his DSL service to Cable, keeping the same provider even though Cogeco is the cable company in the area.

Same thing goes for DSL, I dropped Sycrapico for Acanac and never looked back. It's all on Bell's copper but they have to share.

Just my suggestion. BTW, I can't wait for some more info on Netflix.ca.

more than 4 years ago
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India's $35 Tablet Computer

dpolak Re:AP link (294 comments)

Damn it's running Android. Sign me up for 4 of them. This would be a great tool to use.

It would be nice to see the specs on it, as well as what it would take to get them shipped here with the solar kit.

more than 4 years ago
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GOP Senators Move To Block FCC On Net Neutrality

dpolak Re:WTF (709 comments)

Thank you!

more than 4 years ago
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GOP Senators Move To Block FCC On Net Neutrality

dpolak Re:WTF (709 comments)

It does not help that Fox news, the most popular news network in America, has people like Glenn Beck calling net neutrality a socialist plot.

Which is the fundamental problem in the USA. A totally biased, lying, piece of shit ultra conservative program that makes it's own definition of news is followed by millions of sheep in the US.

Until the US does something to curb this blatant BS that Fox, Rush L. and the other ultra conservative groups put out, the US will continue to spiral into hell and eliminate the dream that every American lives for.

Opinion is fine as long as it is defined as opinion and not FACT. They should have a disclaimer bar that scrolls across the top of the screen at all times stating this network (Fox News) is not reporting news, just their opinions on what they consider the news.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Kills the Kin

dpolak Re:Not surprising (351 comments)

No no no... it was the BOB of Microsoft phones. Another one to go down in history for M$!

What was the whole point of Bob again? Kinda like kin, we will never really know....

more than 4 years ago
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Google Remotely Nukes Apps From Android Phones

dpolak Re:Still doesn't bode well (509 comments)

Open source and having safeguards are 2 different things.

If you want to root your phone and make a virus on it to steal your own data, go for it.

If you post it as an app in the marketplace and misrepresent it, plus the app is malicious then any responsible company needs to be able to protect their customers and their business.

I agree with the fact that they have this ability, and applaud them for using it on this. It puts out a warning shot to others not to do the same thing.

As for personal data and Google, they're the same as Apple and any other company. Expect that what you do with their services will never be private. Apple is now selling their customers data, it seems to be the way of the US corporate bound Internet.

more than 3 years ago
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Canadian Arrested Over Plans to Test G20 Security

dpolak Re:Hey... (392 comments)

Bravo,

What do you need a billion dollars worth of tax payer security for in Canada!? What are we going to do to them, throw hot poutine at them!?

I'm sorry, there are enough watchlists out there that they could have barred all people on these lists from entering Canada and that would have done all they needed to do for the main security.

Heck, Obama got out of his car in Ottawa and started going through shops after he got elected. We showed him true Canadian spirit and gave him maple syrup and other gifts. Did they spend $12.5 million for security on him for the day!?

Canada's political parties are F'd up! There is nobody left to vote for that is worth a shit. God help us all Canadians if Harper gets a majority on the upcoming election. God help us if the Liberals, NDP, or Green party get's in.

Time to move to Europe!

more than 3 years ago
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David X. Cohen Talks About Futurama's New Season

dpolak Re:Good News Everyone! (246 comments)

Doesn't Tivo contribute to the ratings?? I know I have my Tivo set to record, and I hope it does count. Futurama is a fantastically funny, smart, and witty show.

CAN'T WAIT!!!!

more than 4 years ago
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iPhone 4 Pre-Orders Wreaking Havoc On Apple Store

dpolak Re:Apple Store in App Store (285 comments)

Thanks prediff, it frustrates me when people flame and are incorrect. Somehow I got scored as a troll on this, even though I was correct.

Thanks for elaborating on my post, I have the same frustrations with T-Mobile's decision as you do.

more than 4 years ago
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iPhone 4 Pre-Orders Wreaking Havoc On Apple Store

dpolak Re:Apple Store in App Store (285 comments)

The iPhone is a HSPA GSM phone. Sprint and Verizon are CDMA networks.

You will never see the iPhone on their networks unless they build one specifically for CDMA, doubtful, or if Verizon and/or Sprint build a GSM/HSPA network.

Rogers and Fido had an exclusive with Apple strictly because they were the only GSM providers in Canada. Bell and Telus went out and built a HSPA GSM network and now also carry the iPhone.

Almost all countries in the world, except for the US, South Korea, and parts of Iraq now run GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications: originally from Groupe Spécial Mobile).

GSM HSPA+ is faster than anything available right now, including Sprint's 4G.

HSPA also allows you to talk on the phone while still using data, CDMA does not.

You can bring your phone anywhere in the world and your number follows you, provided it's not one of the 3 mentioned countries.

You do the math, one version for basically the entire world, or 3 for the US (CDMA 4G, CDMA LTE, and GSM HSPA) and one for the rest of the world.

more than 4 years ago

Submissions

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Techie alleges 'blue screen of death' on oil rig

dpolak dpolak writes  |  more than 4 years ago

dpolak (711584) writes "IT World Canada is reporting that a computer monitoring drilling on the doomed Deepwater Horizon was freezing in the weeks before a disastrous explosion that killed 11 and created the largest oil spill in U.S. history."
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Apple, AT&T sued over iPhone 4 antenna problem

dpolak dpolak writes  |  more than 4 years ago

dpolak (711584) writes "Computerworld is reporting that a pair of residents in Maryland is suing Apple and AT&T, alleging that the smartphone's defective antenna design drops calls and can't hold a strong signal. They also claim that another lawfirm has received 1,400 complaints.

Gotta love the US mentality, sue to make yourself rich on anything you can. What does AT&T have to do with the design of the iPhone? Why not just bring the phone back, demand a refund and continue on with your 3Gs or try an Android phone out!?"

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dpolak dpolak writes  |  more than 7 years ago

dpolak (711584) writes "I recently discovered that if you use Walmart's Canadian digital photo services you release all rights to your photos. Under their terms of service:

You grant to Wal*Mart Canada Corp. a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, unrestricted, world-wide right and license to access, use, copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, display, perform, communicate to the public, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, and otherwise use such Materials (in whole or in part) in connection with the Site and/or the Products, using any form, media or technology now known or later developed, without providing compensation to you or any other person, without any liability to you or any other person, and free from any obligation of confidence or other duties on the part of Wal*Mart, its affiliates and their respective licensees; Uploaders beware!"

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Bad Karma

dpolak dpolak writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Wow,

You make a level headed comment about the status of US media and quickly find there are more ultra right wing conservatives out there than you can believe. You go from positive to bad in a heartbeat from people that are too fast with the moderation.

Folks the American dream was to live in the great county, raise a family, be with the family, own a home, and be free. Currently you can't for the most part own a home, you have no time to be with the family (No mandatory vacation for employees), you can't copy your purchased CDs to your MP3 player legally and if you bought a locked GSM phone unlocking it is a crime.

Go figure!

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